thanks guys, Yeah I know there always seems to be issues when upgrading with APT, but I was hoping that its been a while since ive done an upgrade like that, that it would be smoother. Last time i did an upgrade like that was i believe it was from ubuntu 9 to 10. Anywho, yeah i will def make an image before i wipe out, just wasn't sure how restalling would work. Never needed a dual boot with windows till now, so if i ever needed to reinstall, it was matter of backup up my home directory and having at it.
If i can find a way to get my ExpressCard to work with linux i woulndt need windows at all.